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Love Happens (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 September 2009 (USA)
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A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.

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Storyline

Burke is a motivational speaker whose book about dealing with grief is a best seller. His wife died in a car accident three years ago. He's in Seattle to lead a week-long workshop on healing and to negotiate a major multi-media deal. But something's amiss: he's a closet drinker, he won't ride elevators, his moods swing, he's estranged from his wife's father, and he's very much alone. In a hotel hallway, he bumps into a woman arranging flowers, tries to chat with her, and gets the brush-off. She's Eloise, a local florist who's just broken up with a boyfriend. He's persistent and they eventually go to dinner - it goes badly. What's blocking Burke? Can the physician heal himself. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£559,724 (UK) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

$22,927,390 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Trivia

When Burke & Eloise are on their first date, they are seen exiting the Water St. Cafe, which is a real restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, where parts of the movie were filmed. www.waterstreetcafe.ca See more »

Goofs

Burke probably wouldn't have been able to find "poppysmic" in a dictionary because it isn't typically recognized as a real word in most dictionaries or spell-checkers. The only writer in English known to have used the word was James Joyce, in a stage direction in Ulysses: "FLORRY WHISPERS TO HER. WHISPERING LOVEWORDS MURMUR, LIPLAPPING LOUDLY, POPPYSMIC PLOPSLOP." See more »

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Burke: During your travels, it's important to always keep one thing in mind: when one thing ends, something else begins.
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Fresh Feeling
Written by Mark Everett (as Mark Oliver Everett), Kool G. Murder (as Koool G. Murder)
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hmmm
25 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, I had the choice of seeing this movie and Jennifer's Body.So from word of mouth I decided on viewing Love Happens because well it seemed somewhat interesting.

I haven't seen many of Aaron's films either so I wanted to see how he blended in with Jennifer Aniston.

The movie,yes a romantic one..perhaps and a little comedy,,minimal of a few laughs I found to be a little boring.I thought Aaron did a good job and got into his character,but somehow I lost Jennifer Aniston.I don't know if words can describe how I felt after the movie.I mean it was very touching to see Aaron's character open and tell his feelings and I think most people can relate to that part of the movie.

I thought the movie was OK.I thought Aaron's character was interesting.However,Jennifer's was just blah.

If you are fan of either I am sure you will be more amused than I was.


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